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Re: Reducing Usenet Bandwidth

  • From: Alex Rubenstein
  • Date: Sat Feb 02 15:42:51 2002

> [1] at least it's free to the poster....not to the networks that keep
> having to build ridiculously larger news servers.  The first news server I
> ran for an ISP had 4GB...and that was for the OS and articles.  The most
> recent has 18GB for OS, 288GB for articles...and it's obviously obsolete
> if others are accepting 300GB/day.  When are the operators going to draw
> the line and say "no more" to binaries?

Perhaps the same time the end-users (whose fees go towards paying for the
hardware, presumably) say "we don't want binaries anymore."

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